Upper Cockle Creek Flood Study

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Consultation has concluded

Thank you for your feedback on the Upper Cockle Creek Flood Study and Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Final Draft Reports. Your submissions have been considered and appropriately incorporated into the final documents. Council adopted the documents on Monday 22 July 2019.

Council has prepared a comprehensive draft flood study and risk management study and plan for the Upper Cockle Creek catchment, which defines the nature of flood risk in the area and provides management recommendations for more effective flood planning. The study area includes Edgeworth, Cameron Park, West Wallsend, Barnsley, Holmesville, Glendale and Killingworth.


Once endorsed, Council Officers will implement the Plan. This is expected to occur in mid-late 2019.

Thank you for your feedback on the Upper Cockle Creek Flood Study and Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Final Draft Reports. Your submissions have been considered and appropriately incorporated into the final documents. Council adopted the documents on Monday 22 July 2019.

Council has prepared a comprehensive draft flood study and risk management study and plan for the Upper Cockle Creek catchment, which defines the nature of flood risk in the area and provides management recommendations for more effective flood planning. The study area includes Edgeworth, Cameron Park, West Wallsend, Barnsley, Holmesville, Glendale and Killingworth.


Once endorsed, Council Officers will implement the Plan. This is expected to occur in mid-late 2019.

Consultation has concluded
  • New docs set to guide Upper Cockle Creek floodplain management

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    15 April, 2019
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    Continuing with flood awareness programs, optimising flood emergency management and improving flood warning systems should be high priority actions for the Upper Cockle Creek Floodplain, according to a draft study on public exhibition.

  • Help Council plan and manage potential flood risks in the Upper Cockle Creek catchment

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    28 January, 2016
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    Lake Macquarie City Council is undertaking a flood study of the Upper Cockle Creek catchment to better understand, plan and manage existing and future flood risks in the area.

    The community is encouraged to help Council identify the nature of flooding in Edgeworth, West Wallsend, Barnsley, Holmesville, Glendale, Seahampton and Killingworth.

    Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said Council is committed to building flood resistant communities across the City.

    “There is a reasonably well-documented history of flooding in the Upper Cockle Creek catchment, which has caused significant damage in the past. Local knowledge of the catchment and personal experiences of flooding will help us to further understand and manage flooding in this catchment,” Dr Howe said.

    You can contribute to this study by participating in the online survey, sharing your stories and photos, or by identifying areas of flooding on an interactive map.

    Contributions close 12 February 2016.

    Council has appointed a specialist in flood models and floodplain management to carry out the study.

    This study will update earlier studies by using current flood modelling technology and more comprehensive survey data that has only recently become available.